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Nov. 16, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Fair play is primarily not blaming others for anything that is wrong with us.

 — Eric Hoffer

It’s tempting to blame others for our problems. Recovery asks us to answer for our actions. Admitting we are powerless over our alcohol and other drugs is a start. Each of the Twelve Steps asks us to answer for our actions in some way. And the program shows us how to do this.

Over time, we see that being responsible for our actions is the best way to live. Our self-confidence grows as we become more responsible. We start to see just how much we can do. We have gone from being drunks to being responsible people. If we can do this, then we can do anything!

Prayer for the Day
I pray to remember that I’m responsible for my actions. Blaming puts distance between me and other people. Higher Power, help me to play fair.

Action for the Day

Today, I’ll list four times I’ve blamed someone else for a problem that was really my problem.

You are reading from the book:

Keep It Simple by Anonymous

Keep It Simple © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation

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